Ellie started rowing with LOCR during her junior year of high school. After spending several years participating in other sports, she committed to rowing and quickly fell in love with the sport. During her time at LOCR, she broke the Women's Varsity 2k erg record and was invited to participate in the NW High Performance Camp. After her novice year, she was invited to the US Junior National Team High Performance Camp in Connecticut, earning a spot on the US CanAMex Team as the spare and racing at the USRowing Club National Championships with the US Junior National Team. After racing in the LOCR four and quad at the USRowing NW Youth Championships her senior year, she was invited to train with the Pennsylvania Athletic Club’s (Penn AC) Under-23 summer program in Philadelphia, PA. She raced in the Penn AC Under-23 8+, finishing in 3rd at the USRowing Club National Championships. She returned to LOCR afterward to help coach the LOCR summer Youth Learn-to-Row program.
Ellie decided to stay close to home and rowed all four years at Oregon State University (OSU). In her first two years at OSU, Ellie rowed primarily in the 2nd Varsity 8+. She was able to briefly make it onto the Oregon State Top 20 2k erg Record Board. During her junior year, she spent time helping coach the OSU novice walk-ons while she recovered from injury. She was able to bounce back and race her senior year. Ellie graduated in the summer of 2018 with a BA in Psychology and Sociology and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree at Pacific University in Clinical Psychology. She hopes to work with athletes and pursue a career in sports psychology.